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Date: 2016-02-17

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Media Release: Honorary Ranger completes epic 6 000km cycle in Addo

Date: 2016-02-17

Wayne Bolton, the SANParks Honorary Ranger at Addo Elephant National Park, who cycled 6 000km over 80 days, linking 19 national parks, received a hero’s welcome when he returned to his “home” Park on 13 February 2016.

Media Release: First ever Inter-Schools Birding Weekend planned at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2016-02-17

Entries have opened for the third annual Camdeboo birding weekend hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers in Camdeboo National Park just outside Graaff Reinet.

Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Date: 2016-02-10

Please note that the FNB ATM facilty at Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park, has been removed as from today (10 February 2016), by the service provider.

Media Release: 100 Mile route through Addo Elephant National Park Internationally Accredited

Date: 2016-02-10

With less than a month to go until runners take their marks in this year’s Addo Elephant Trail Run, those participating in the 100 mile event have something extra special to look forward to. The newly cleared route they will be running has recently been accredited by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). This means that participants across all categories – 44km, 76km and the 160km (100 mile) – will now be able to earn points as qualifiers for other local and international trail races. Race sponsors PPC Ltd will also be offering the less adventurous runner the opportunity to enjoy the majesty of the area with the PPC 5km fun run.

The 2016 SASOL Tankwa Birding Bonanza

Date: 2016-02-10

Join in all the birding fun and excitement at the 2016 SASOL Tankwa Birding Bonanza.

Media Release: One Land Love It Expedition reaches second last Park

Date: 2016-02-10

As the One Land Love It Expedition inches ever closer to its final destination, more and more of cyclist Wayne Bolton’s friends and family are joining him on his epic adventure.  His nephew, Kyle Bolton, joined in on the cycle from Camdeboo to Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) on 8 February 2016.  Wayne’s good friends, Andrew Stewart and Dave Pattle, had already teamed up with him at Karoo National Park last week. And, just as they turned onto the gravel road leading into the Park, another of his nephews, Tim Bolton, jogged in as an escort ahead of them.

Media Release: Minister Molewa publishes draft notices and regulations for Marine Protected Areas

Date: 2016-02-10

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has published (03 February 2016) in the Government Gazette no. 39646, draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as part of the Operation Phakisa Initiative.

Media Release: Another tragic accident on Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2016-02-09

The management of Table Mountain National Park wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family of the young man who fell to 30 metres on Lion’s head on Friday evening. Unfortunately the 26 year old from Paarl died of his injuries before he could be rescued.

Media Release: One Land Love It Expedition enters final region

Date: 2016-02-08

The SANParks Honorary Ranger cycling 6 000kms over 80 days to raise awareness and funds for conservation, Wayne Bolton (49), has reached the 16th of all 19 national parks along his journey.  He arrived, along with two police escorts and winged by two rangers, to Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the sweltering midday sun on the 4th of February 2016.

Media Release: One Land Love It Expedition reaches Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2016-02-08

Camdeboo National Park manager, Nick de Goede, and one of his rangers, Lungile Kulu, took to their bicycles this morning to ride into the park with the One Land Love It Expedition.  Expedition leader, a SANParks Honorary Ranger - Wayne Bolton, was joined on the last stretch of his journey by friends Andrew Stewart and Dave Pattle, in Karoo National Park.

Starkly different views in the Tsitsikamma MPA process

Date: 2016-02-08

There is always room for further consultation in a public participation process as not everyone will be happy with the end result.

SANParks Honorary Rangers invites you to a Sunset Serenade

Date: 2016-02-08

The Conservation Services Unit of the SANParks Honorary Rangers invites you to an extended weekend of music performed by a sextet of classical musicians at Mopani Rest Camp in Kruger National Park on 11 -15 May and 8 - 12 June 2016.

Richtersveld under new management

Date: 2016-02-05

There is  a new face that will be greeting you the next time you visit the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. In December 2015 a new manager took over the driver seat from Nick de Goede after the latter was transferred to Camdeboo National Park in the Graaff-Reinett area.

Media Release: Wetlands Day celebrated at Marakele National Park

Date: 2016-02-04

Marakele National Park once again took part in this year’s World Wetlands Day celebration which is a very special environmental calendar day, aimed at raising awareness on the deteriorating status of wetlands across the globe.

Media Release: Mapungubwe National Park welcomes two sniffing dogs into the family

Date: 2016-02-04

Park rangers in Mapungubwe National Park have found new friends to help them in their anti-poaching operations, thanks to the Honorary Rangers (Waterberg region) with the help of Woolworths who donated two sniffing dogs to the Park over the weekend.

Media Release: Larks of Southern Africa in the spotlight at Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2016-02-02

A birding weekend focusing on the Larks of Southern Africa will take place in Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock from 19 to 21 February 2016.

Media Release: Addo's hottest day on record

Date: 2016-02-02

The official maximum temperature for Addo Elephant National Park yesterday (01 February 2016) reached an all-time record, since measurements started in 2005.

Media Release: New bird spotted in Karoo National Park

Date: 2016-02-02

The bird immortalised by cuckoo clocks was recently spotted in Karoo National Park for the first time.

Media Release: Body found on Table Mountain

Date: 2016-02-02

1 February 2016 - The Management of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased male that was found near Breakfast Rock on the popular Kasteelspoort hiking route above Camps Bay yesterday morning.  Details of the identity of the man are being withheld until next of kin have been informed of the tragedy. 

Media Release: Wayne Bolton's visit 2 days before World Wetlands Day

Date: 2016-02-01

Wayne Bolton who plans to cycle 6,000 kilometers to 19 National Parks around the country began his expedition on the 28th November 2015. His expedition "One land, love it" has promised to strengthen ranger corps efforts against the plight of rhino poaching. So says Bolton "we will contribute much needed anti-poaching equipment to the men and women on the ground - rangers who risk their lives to protect our wildlife".

Media Release: Long service awards for Camdeboo National Park staff

Date: 2016-01-28

Dedication and hard work were honoured in Camdeboo National Park recently with the awarding of long service awards to a number of staff members:  Gert Visagie (25 years), Kotie Kane (30 years), Gcobani Blouw (5 years), Zola Magxa (20 years) and Booi Smith (5 years).   Park Manager, Nic De Goede, handed the certificates over to his staff members and congratulated and thanked them for their continued dedication to conservation and tourism.  

Media Release: Entries open for the 2016 Marakele marathon

Date: 2016-01-25

Marakele National Park will once again partner with SANParks Honorary Rangers and Thabazimbi Marathon Club to bring the 2016 Marakele marathon.

Media Release: A Clarens Creche gets a boost from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2016-01-25

On Friday 22 January 2016, children and staff members from Medi Care Creche in Clarens were all jubilant after a generous donation of equipment and educational toys from Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP).

Media Release: SANParks' Frontier Region Rangers Certified as Environmental Management Inspectors

Date: 2016-01-21

Environmental law enforcement at four national parks has been stepped up thanks to the addition of 69 Environmental Management Inspectors in Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Media Release: SANParks' Frontier Region Rangers Certified as Environmental Management Inspectors

Date: 2016-01-21

Environmental law enforcement at four national parks has been stepped up thanks to the addition of 69 Environmental Management Inspectors in Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Media Release: SANParks' Frontier Region Rangers Certified as Environmental Management Inspectors

Date: 2016-01-21

Environmental law enforcement at four national parks has been stepped up thanks to the addition of 69 Environmental Management Inspectors in Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Media Release: Frontier Region Rangers Certified as Environmental Management Inspectors

Date: 2016-01-21

Environmental law enforcement at four national parks has been stepped up thanks to the addition of 69 Environmental Management Inspectors in Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks).

40% discount on online bookings for accommodation and camping at selected camps in the KNP

Date: 2016-01-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at a selection of camps in the Kruger National Park

Media Release: Limpopo River in Mapungubwe flows again

Date: 2016-01-18

From 15 - 16 January 2016 the northern parts of the country experienced heavy and extended rainfall that broke the extended heat-wave and dry spell that have been persistent in the area and the rest of the country over the past weeks.


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